Our Speakers

Alejandra Garcia


SVP Global Procurement

Elevating's Procurement's Impact Through Business Partnering and Stakeholder Engagement

  • Making procurement an integral part of company strategy through business partnering.
  • Deliver real impact to business.
  • Boost stakeholder and team engagement.
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Mauricio Odovaine


Head of Outsourcing & Sourcing

AI's Transformative Role in Procurement Practices

  • Utilizing AI algorithms to identify and onboard diverse suppliers contributing to supplier diversity goals.
  • Enhancing supplier discovery processes through AI-powered data analysis and predictive modeling.
  • Exploring how AI-driven predictive analytics can optimize demand forecasting, reducing inventory costs and supply chain risks.
  • Exploring AI's ethical impact in procurement, addressing biases and risks while ensuring transparent, fair, and accountable processes in compliance with European regulations.
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Jorge Alberto Mendez

Hitachi Energy

Head of Procurement Indirect Materials & Services

Digital Front End and AI as an Enabler for SCM Transformation

  • Digital front end transforming SCM service catalog.
  • Transformation practical roadmap.
  • AI and the shared service centers future.
  • AI is not the first option, there are other. solutions.
  • AI will not replace humans but collaborate hand to hand.
  • Actual used cases for AI in procurement.
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Benjamin Zeidler


Senior Director – Business Development DACH

Future-Proofing Your Procurement Strategy: Navigating Workforce Solutions with MSP/VMS Solution

  • MSPs in talent management: Addressing labor shortages and strategic talent sourcing for long-term business goals.
  • Efficiency and savings with VMS: Streamlining procurement, enhancing visibility, and achieving cost savings.
  • Vendor neutrality vs. non-neutrality: Analyzing the impact on procurement strategy, supplier diversity, and cost-effectiveness.
  • MSPs vs. staffing agencies: Highlighting MSPs' role in compliance, risk management, and strategic category management.
  • Direct sourcing in talent acquisition: Enhancing employer branding and engaging a loyal talent pool.
  • Case study: Demonstrating MSP and VMS effectiveness in labor solutions, cost savings, compliance, and strategic management.
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Stijn Laenen

Nippon Shokubai Europe

Head of Procurement

Evolving Procurement: Make it count

  • How the world of procurement is changing and how to adapt?
  • Purpose-driven Procurement: Make it count.
  • Strategic Partnerships with suppliers and stakeholders: We are in this together.
  • The new Procurement Talent: How to attract, retain and develop procurement talent?
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Frederic Jacquet


VP Procurement Industrial and Indirects

Industrial Contracts Management

  • Productivity: Wrench time (how to measure and implement)
  • EPC vs EPCm in Major Capex
  • Leveraging safety performance
  • Change order and cost management
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Explore the future of sourcing and procurement at Pronovea Summit 2024, where industry leaders converge to delve into crucial topics such as CPOs' pivotal role in profitability, reimagining procurement metrics, and the strategic impact of procurement beyond supplier selection. Anticipate the advancements in sustainable procurement practices, envision the future of procurement in 2030, and understand the impact of blockchain in procurement transparency and security. Connect with experts and network with professionals from various functions involved in sourcing and procurement.